Chiropractic is a regulated primary healthcare profession, it emphasises the bodies ability to heal and self regulate without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of Chiropractic focuses on removing misalignments in the spine that can affect the function and healing ability of the body due to decreased function of the nervous system.
Benefits of Chiropractic:
Helps with pain management – Chiropractic care is effective for pain relief for those suffering from moderate to severe pain.
Increases mobility – After events such as accidents like car crashes or falls you may feel stiff and your mobility may be reduced. Chiropractic care can help you regain mobility in your spine and joints and combined with massage relax and stretch your muscles to help to relieve your pain. Chiropractors can advise on specific exercises to help aid recovery and regain movement.
Avoid drug side effects – Chiropractic doesn't involve the need for drugs or surgery so there are no potential risky side effects of receiving chiropractic care. It also eliminates the risk of potential drug abuse and addiction. The perception of Chiropractic is often limited to the treatment of back pain, but as Primary Healthcare Providers we are consulted about a whole range of conditions.
Who can see a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic is for everyone. The Chiropractic profession is strongly committed to assisting the future generations of the UK to learn to take personal responsibility for their own health and the health of their children in years to come. Everybody has a spine and we need to make sure we take good care of it. Just like you take good care of your teeth your spine needs regular maintenance as well.
Children: Many children can be affected by spinal misalignment from birth or from sporting injuries and playing in the playground , chiropractic care helps to improve the alignment of their spines improving their overall health and helping to reduce the need for medications for illness as they recover quicker.
The Elderly: Chiropractors acknowledge that the elderly population in the UK is increasing. Chiropractors can help to improve joint mobility and subsequently the quality of life of this ageing population. Improving patient mobility can enable the older person to remain independent which can have a profound influence on perceived quality of life as well as reducing the subsequent costs incurred for assistance. Chiropractic can reduce the burden on the NHS and will provide a useful service to the elderly in the community.
Families: Our purpose is to educate and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health, through Chiropractic. At its core, Chiropractic emphasises the body’s ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Although spinal adjustments make up part of the wellness equation, a vitalistic approach to family healthcare means that individuals must make conscious choices to support their body’s ability to function at its best. These include avoiding physical, emotional and chemical stressors that affect nervous system function and impede optimal health.